At the MLQU 69th graduation rites, Cong. Sonny Belmonte was conferred with an honorary degree in Bachelor of Laws. The honorable congressman was the also the guest speaker at the morning graduation which was held on April 21, 2017.
Addressing the new graduates at the MLQU 69th graduation rites, the honorable congressman recalls his years as a student of the university. He acknowledges that some of the graduates may opt for greener pastures abroad, but said “I hope you choose to stay, because our country needs you.”
The Manuel L. Quezon University’s 69th Commencement Exercises is the first graduation rites held at the Victoria Sports Tower, the institution’s home in Quezon City. Constantly driven to hone young minds and prepare students to achieve professional goals, this year’s ceremony highlighted the hard work and outstanding achievement of the MLQU students into becoming catalyst of change and visionaries of the future.
Indeed, the graduates of today are the country’s future enablers and leaders. The university’s newest batch of graduates are expected to carry MLQU’s ethos in making a positive impact to society. MLQU President Isagani G. Germar said, “Your graduation is your most successful achievement as a young adult and a result of your years of hard work and dedication to your studies. As graduates, you are now part of the country’s richest resource. We are very proud to each and every one of you”, said .
“In the years that MLQU has been your second home, this institution has prepared and honed you to be the best version of yourselves and be the catalyst for change. As you face the world beyond the four walls of this university and seek out triumphs, never doubt yourself. You are the key to making the unbelievable, believable and the impossible, possible’’, noted Germar while addressing the graduates.
“Wherever life brings you, MLQU will always be proud of all your successes. We know that you will be influencers on that new path you are taking. Continue achieving greater things for the glory of God, for your personal successes, and for our Alma Mater. Shape the future and be the game changers now! Congratulations, graduates!” the university President concluded.
I learned that the university has given its graduating students a special treat after years of hard work and determination in MLQU. During the 67th Commencement Exercises in 2015, the university’s graduating students who gave a remarkable contribution to the country was highlighted with the theme “MLQU welcomes the Nation Builders.”
In the 68th Commencement Exercises 2016, then President Benigno S. Aquino III was conferred an honorary degree of Doctor in Public Administration (Honoris Causa). This time, at the MLQU 69th graduation rites, Hon. Cong. Sonny Belmonte was recognized.
As I hear the names of graduating students being called out, I was surprised that they all came from different places, even from the provinces. The graduates in the morning graduation completed their degree in Criminology, Architecture, Law, and Graduate Studies.
In the afternoon, the second batch of graduates were Engineering, Accountancy and Business Arts, Education, and Arts & Sciences. Veteran broadcaster and former Vice-President Noli De Castro delivered the commencement address.
Soon, new students will be walking the halls of MLQU. The university is continuously beefing up its roster of faculty members and deans who are known practitioners from their respective industry.
Adding to the list of MLQU notable deans are former Chief Justice Reynato Puno, Regent & Dean Emeritus College of Law; former Supreme Court Associate Justice Jose Perez, Dean School of Law; Professor Eric Soriano, Dean School of Accountancy, Business and Real Estate Management; and DPWH Undersecretary Raul Asis and former UP Dean of Architecture Danilo Silvestre, special lecturers to name a few.
Alongside the enhancement of MLQU facilities and faculty, the basic education program for kindergarten to senior high will be offered at MLQU SPACE this coming June. The MLQU brand of education is now accessible from the north, and that’s good news. Visit MLQU SPACE for more information and inquiries about the latest courses and certification offerings or contact 09176759184 or (02) 215-3898. Visit the website at mlqu.edu.ph or its Facebook page at mlquofficial.